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slices of chocolate zucchini bread on a plate.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Chocolate zucchini bread is rich, decadent, and easy to make. It’s a great way to use zucchini for a delicious quick bread that you can serve for brunch, dessert, or as a snack cake.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt, optional for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and granulated sugar.
  3. In another bowl, mix the milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until theyre combined– make sure not to overmix. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt over the top, if using.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan before removing it.
  7. Store the zucchini bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 419
  • Sugar: 44.7g
  • Sodium: 30.5mg
  • Fat: 15.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.9g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Protein: 7.4g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg

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